Boys’ Lacrosse Dominates Rival Acalanes

Boys varsity lacrosse beat rival school Acalanes on February 25. Campolindo scored 15-5 against Acalanes. Despite social media trash talking with the Acalanes team prior to the game, varsity lacrosse dominated the game.

On February 15, the Acalanes team’s Instagram, @donslax, posted their season schedule with the hashtag “#campowontplaytwice.” The hashtag, which was repeated in comments by Acalanes players and a parent, incited banter between the 2 teams.

“It was good to get that [game] out of the way because we won’t play them again. And it just felt really good because there’s a lot of beef happening on social media and stuff between the 2 teams, so it was good to beat them and, and then show who’s boss,” said junior Harrison Leenhouts.

The team struggled with offense towards the beginning of the game, but pulled through and improved throughout the game to achieve the win.

Junior Jack Alcalay said, “I think in the beginning we had issues with moving the ball quickly, but we quickly adapted to the game and were able to move the ball faster. I think overall we were just more prepared than the other team.”

The team was excited to start the season off strong and feel that they will have a strong season this year. “Our team played really well together. I think we have a good team bond going on. Like everybody did their part and was happy to see each other,” added Leenhouts.

“I only saw the last quarter…But the team looked really sharp and we looked good and it was really great to see us be there and this is especially after they were talking a lot of smack online,” said junior Hudson Orman.

This game win is a stark difference from last season’s game against Acalanes, where Campo only won by 1 point, 15-14. The team has drastically improved on defense this year.

“It was good to see us come together as a team and unite and win the game,” added Orman.